When you think of a BendPak two-post lift, you probably picture a big, beefy two-post frame surrounding a huge truck that is suspended majestically off the ground. The funny thing is, all of that relies on four things you probably didn’t think about—the contact pads. We offer many options here at BendPak, but by far the most popular has been our rubber pads.
But since these points of contact are so important, we started to ask ourselves: can we do better? And as usual, when we put our minds to it, we came up with something pretty darn great.
The problem with natural rubber is that it can degrade over time and, in extreme conditions, be hurt by certain chemicals. And even if that doesn’t happen, the material can be gouged or cut. But that shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. After all, its malleability is part of what makes natural rubber so grabby.
So after trying several popular compounds, our engineers hit on the perfect new material for our two-post pads—something at least as grabby as natural rubber but superior in strength and overall toughness: Polyurethane. These new Polyurethane two-post contact pads are so tough in fact, that we are proud to call them Tuf-Pads™.
You see, they use a specially formulated hardness elastomer that we designed specifically to resist cutting, abrasions, and gouging—even those tricky chemicals and solvents–but without sacrificing that necessary stickiness that you get from rubber. And not only that, we made new Tuf-Pads™ extra durable to extend the life of the contact pads, taking your investment even further than you thought.
Like we said, those contact pads are small when compared to the rest of the two-post car lift structure, but they can make all the difference. So here at BendPak, we sweat the little stuff so you won’t have to.
Check out the Tuf-Pads™ product page for more information. They come included with new BendPak two-post lifts or you can buy them online. And while you’re there, check out all the other great accessories from BendPak designed to make automotive service a breeze.